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Researchers examine impact of digital information on COVID-19 decisions and behavior

The study, funded by a National Science Foundation Rapid Response Research grant, will shed light on decision-making under uncertainty and how pandemic-related information plays a role.

Date: 10/21/2020
Additional support, virtual experiences for students who need to isolate or quarantine

Forgot the toothpaste? Have a question or need a friendly ear? A new care and support team, isolation assistants, and expanded virtual options help students who need to isolate or quarantine on campus stay connected and get what they need.

Date: 10/20/2020
H-A-L-L-O-W-E-E-N safety tips from the Virginia Tech Police Department

From wearing face coverings, to staying visible, Virginia Tech Police Department has easy tips to stay safe this spooky season.

Date: 10/20/2020
Virginia Tech researchers awarded $1 million grant to study the survival of SARS-CoV-2 on surfaces in the food supply chain

Virginia Tech researchers are studying how long SARS-CoV-2 survives on surfaces, focusing on its survival on food, food contact surfaces, and other points along the food supply chain.

Date: 10/19/2020
Amid pandemic, flu shot more important than ever

This year, flu season collides with the coronavirus pandemic. Cynthia Morrow of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine explains why it's critical to know the differences and similarities between the two viruses.

Date: 10/19/2020

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Statements

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A message to students from Byron Hughes, dean of students

Like other offices on campus, the Dean of Students Office will be available to you as the semester proceeds.

Date: 03/16/2020
A message from SVP and CBO Dwayne Pinkney

Efforts to reduce the on-campus population of students and employees support the overall public health goal of limiting the potential spread of the virus. The reduced on-campus population reduces the public health risk for the entire community – including those working on campus and working remotely.

Date: 03/16/2020
A message from Vice President for Human Resources Bryan Garey

We have received many questions from employees about their options should the coronavirus spread more broadly across Virginia, especially with Friday’s announcement from Gov. Ralph Northam ordering all K-12 schools in the commonwealth to close for a minimum of two weeks.

Date: 03/15/2020
A message from Frank Shushok, interim vice president for Student Affairs

It’s in times like these past few days that the honor of being a Hokie feels especially amplified. With uncertainty and anxiety coming from every direction, the spirit of generosity from our students and their families has been humbling.

Date: 03/13/2020
University extends spring break, moves classes online, and more in response to COVID-19

In consultation with our partners in the Virginia Department of Health, we are adopting a range of principle-based actions, effective immediately. We are confident that these actions will lower the risk to our communities.

Date: 03/11/2020

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